Mothers reach out during crime victims rights’ week

mothers-in-charge-logoMothers who have lost children to homicide are reaching out this week to other mothers and fathers who have been affected by violence.

As part of National Crime Victims Rights’ Week, the Kansas City chapter of Mothers In Charge will go door on tonight in the area of 27th and Prospect Avenue, the group says. They’re inviting other organizations to join in and support their efforts for a ceasefire during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and beyond.

“Mothers In Charge is a group of mothers who have lost children to homicide. They know all too well the effect homicide has on a family, so it is only fitting that they would be out in the community that they love to do their part in recognizing National Crime Victim’s Rights Week,” Rosily Temple of Mothers In Charge said  in a press release.

“ The mothers will be spreading the message of hope and support to those mothers and fathers within the community who may have also been directly affected by violence,” she added.

Another crime victims rights’ week activity will be a rally and resource fair Thursday, April 9, in front of the Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th Street. Among the attendees scheduled to speak will include Dorothy Johnson-Speight, Founder and Executive Director of Mothers In Charge from Philadelphia who helped found the non-profit organization after the murder of her son in 2001 over a parking space.


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